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Designing a blind for a Cuda 14 - The Last Coco
Alright OB, I need some help on this one. I am trying to design a blind for the Cuda 14 I suspect I'll be duck hunting from this year. Here is what I have so far: [img]http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/patrickncoco/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/20140721_105331.jpg[/img] The rear portion can b...


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Prime vs 14 day dry-aged choice Ribeyes - what say the FDB? - The Last Coco
I am trying to decide between using USDA Prime Ribeyes or 14-day dry-aged Choice Ribeyes for an upcoming party. If you had to pick between the two, which would you go with?...


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Camps to rent with pond or lake access - The Last Coco
My brother is getting married (let's try this again...) in October and I am trying to plan his bachelor party for the weekend of August 30, which also happens to be labor day weekend. I am looking for something along the lines of a camp with lake or river access or even a camp with a small pond....


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OB thoughts/opinions on buffs/facemasks for fishing - The Last Coco
About to embark on a multi-day fishing excursion and am wondering about the practicality and comfrt of the buff-type face/nack shields. They look completely ridiculous, but I'm not a big fan of melanoma so.... Anyone routinely wear one? Is it hot/uncomfortable or do you get over it and not notice...


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Targeting King Mackerel in the Gulf - The Last Coco
Can anyone provide some tips on targeting king mackerel in the gulf? In the past, it has always just been a by-catch but I would like to start targeting them if possible just to add another type of species to the potential catch. Is free-lining live bait out the back of the boat while bottom fish...


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Thoughts on alternative offshore chum/baits - The Last Coco
I've been considering using some alternative sources for chum and/or bait for rig fish for an upcoming offshore trip. Two things have come to mind and I was wondering what the OB thought: 1. Threadfin shad - I can cast net all the shad I want pretty much and I was considering freezing large qua...


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Anyone fishing the CHS Alumni Rodeo in 3 weeks? - The Last Coco
Just interested in what OBers will be fishing the CHS rodeo coming up on the 19th and 20th? Me and gorillacoco and another brother will be tackling rig/bluewater categories. Who is giving us their money?...


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Rottweiler found in Shreveport - South Highlands area - The Last Coco
Friendly male rottweiler came up to me today in my front yard in Shreveport. Hoping the OB might be able to help me track down the owner. [img]http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/patrickncoco/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/20140528_200057.jpg[/img] Super chill dog. ...


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Rottweiler found in Shreveport - South Highlands area - The Last Coco
A very friendly male rottweiler showed up on my street earlier this evening. We arent having any luck through facebook so I thought I would try the OT. He had a collar without tags, a leash and a long dog-run cord attached to his collar. Hoping to find his owner. [img]http://i708.photobucket.c...


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Good deal on an Ascend 128T in Ponchatoula - The Last Coco
Just saw this on craigslist and figured an OB'er out there might be looking to join #yaklife or maybe upgrading: [link=(http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/boa/4491925663.html)]Ascend 128T Kayak - $475[/link] Comes with a paddle too. Kayak retails for $700 new and is at most a year old I think. ...


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What brand depth finder does this go to? - The Last Coco
I picked up a kayak from my brothers neighbor last year and it came with a transducer and wiring for a depth finder already installed, but no display unit. The transducer has no markings on it and all I have to go by is the power/transducer plug that would attach to the display unit. I know its a lo...


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Better snapper reel: Shimano Tekota 500/600 or Ambassadeur 7000iC3? - The Last Coco
I am looking for any OBers with experience with the Shimano Tekota 500 or 600 vs an Ambassadeur 7000 series reel. The application will be primarily mangrove snapper fishing, some red snapper fishing, and occasionally diamond jigging for blackfin. The reel will be on a 7'9" Heavy/Fast Action 15-40# r...


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Power handle on a REVO SX - Thoughts? - The Last Coco
Has anyone ever put a "power handle" on a REVO S, SX, STX, etc...? I'm going to be using my Revo SX paired with a stout rod for some mangrove fishing next weekend and am concerned about generating torque with the standard handle that comes on it. As such, I'm looking into replacing the handle (tempo...


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FBD Friday edition - The Last Coco
Great Raft Commotion for lunch at Rotolos. [img]http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2373/t7m5.jpg[/img]...


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Snapper fishing with crankbaits - anyone tried it? - The Last Coco
I am really intrigued by the idea of using slightly oversized bass tackle to throw Strike King 10xd crankbaits and the 1.5oz Super Traps on braided line with wire leaders in an effort to target red snapper. Has anyone ever done this? Can it be effective? Am I just pissing in the wind? I have caught ...


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Ghost in the Machine vs. Ermagherd Hops - The Last Coco
About to start a GitM vs EH tasting. Ill report back....


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Alligator eating giant bass at PGA event - The Last Coco
Check this video out from a recent PGA event: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoz9V5abMSM&list=HL1393865859&feature=mh_lolz)]Alligator eating giant bass at PGA event[/link] I can't decide if I am more surprised at the events of the video or at the fact that the announcer actually knew wh...


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Decoys, weights, etc... on clearance at Academy right now - The Last Coco
Just a heads up to the OB, but lots of waterfowl gear is on clearance at Academy stores and online. Much talk of jerk strings comes up during the season, and they have one on sale for $11: [link=(http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/game-winner-decoy-jerk-rig-kit/pid-365151?N=101)]GameWinner Decoy Je...


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Go-to pre-spawn lures and tactics - The Last Coco
In SLA and in stained or murky water, I have had lots of success this time of year on junebug with chartreuse tail lizards. In NWLA the water is usually clearer and I find myself throwing white chatterbaits, red traps, and watermelon red brush hogs. Whats your favorite lures, techniques and t...


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Great Raft Southern Drawl Pale Lager now in stores in Shreveport - The Last Coco
Just ran in Cuban and walked out with a 6-pack of Southern Drawl. Can't wait to try it in a can and can't wait till they start canning Commotion and (one day hopefully) Reasonably Corrupt [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgS9nCECAAAj6lQ.jpg[/img]...


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Reel repair shop in Shreveport/Bossier? - The Last Coco
Paging NWLA OBers: Is there a recommended rod and reel service shop around Shreveport/Bossier? I have some older reels I am looking to get cleaned up and looked over before putting them back in service. I can perform light cleaning myself, but a couple have been sitting for a while and I would li...


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Kepler Creek & Mill Creek Reservoirs in NWLA - The Last Coco
Any OBers have input/experience fishing Kepler Creek or Mill Creek in NWLA? I'm looking for some new yak/jon boat waters to try out and these are within a 1.5 hr drive from the Port City. I have heard good things about Kepler and gather it is a cypress tree lake. Don't know anything really about...


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Need OB Advice on spinning rod: 6'-6'6" ML/Fast under $80 - The Last Coco
I am looking to buy a finesse rod for fishing drop shots and wacky worms for bass, and occasionally throwing small beetle spins, road runners, etc... for sac-crap-au-perch. I know I want a 6' to 6'6" ML or L power rod with a fast tip in the $50-$80 range. Does the OB have any personal experience/...


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Great deal on hip boots from Academy - The Last Coco
Just passing this along: [link=(http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/hodgman-men-s-caster-hip-waders/pid-930533?N=610945297)]Hodgman® Men's Caster Hip Waders - $20 [/link] Footwear gets free shipping online also, so this really is an awesome deal....


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Alcohol on WMAs - The Last Coco
Can anyone point me to a specific regulation stipulating no alcohol on WMAs? Obviously not during hunting season, moreso for crawfishing, fishing and frogging. This is from the hunting regulations:[quote]Disorderly conduct or hunting under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemicals and oth...


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Replacing stock on m96 Carl Gustaf 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser - The Last Coco
Does anyone on the OB have any tips or experience on replacing the stock on a previously sporterized m96 Carl Gustaf 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser? I was given this rifle years ago and have killed a deer with it using the open sights. Right now, it is just plain ugly, The stock on it has been cut up w...


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Beer Tade:1 bottle of Parish GR & GitM Shreveport, UPDATED OP - The Last Coco
After my 15 bottle haul of Parish Grand Reserve made its way to Shreveport and all my orders were fulfilled, I have 1 left. I would love to trade with someone in the Shreveport/Bossier area this week for something we can't get in Louisiana. Would anyone be interested? UPDATE: I was never able to ...


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Ever heard of S&D Cutlery? - The Last Coco
[img]http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9978/r18o.jpg[/img] Buddy of mine picked up this knife for me at an auction. Does anyone know anything about S&D Cutlery? I'm not sure what he paid, just wondering if its a decent blade. ...


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Tips to get your young retriever settled down - The Last Coco
OB, I have been having issues this season getting my Boykin settled down during hunts. She isn't quite 2 yet, but constantly whines and is generally very unsettled during hunts. I am always hunting from a makeshift blind or just hiding on the shore, so she doesn't really have a "place" to be. I am l...


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Whole Foods is coming to Shreveport... in 2015! - The Last Coco
[link=(http://www.ksla.com/story/23898180/whole-foods-market-coming-to-shreveport)]Whole Foods announces plan for a Shreveport location in 2015[/link] All the wanna be foodies, hipsters, and rich oil-wives will finally have a place to co-mingle!...


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